remote updates install

I would like to have a bunch of remote computers look for windows updates, and install them. Yes, we have active directory, with group policies, but No, I am not in the group that works with group policy, so please no suggestions to use group policy.
What is happening, is these are newly imaged computers, and I noticed when I remotely connected to some of them that they have updates. However, there are several computers, and it's a little inefficient to remote to each one, click on start and type in update. Also, I think there is a schedule for the updates to be automatically installed, but I need to deploy these quickly, and the schedule seems a bit leisurely, so I don't think the updates will be applied before I need to deploy the computers.
From googling my problem, I found this command
wuauclt /r /detectnow /updatenow
I run this at an elevated command prompt, but it doesn't seem to do anything.
Any suggestions on how this could be accomplished?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Turn on Automatic Updates and ask people to restart their computers at the end of their day. That will install current updates. Works for us (although we do it weekly because we are up to date anyway).
JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
I think because of group policy, that isn't the schedule. My best guess is that the scheduled update is slow to try and save the network? So I guess they have a "rolling" update, so that not all of the thousands of computers update each night. ( there literally are thousands, this is a big place )
I need to deploy these computers quickly, and don't want to wait.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look down near the bottom of this Solar Windows thread about Patch Manager. There appears to be a solution at the bottom of the thread. Perhaps this can help you.

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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
thank you.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@JeffBeall - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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